Originally Posted by Sonic 748i
Hey, Warp? What is listening level on the volume knob on the Protector? Like 7 o' clock, 4 o' clock. Thanks! I just found out something, low volume listening leaves me wanting more bass from the JH13's because it's how humans hear. But, when I bring the volume up everything sounds balanced. I didn't have this issue with the ALO Rx...The Protector is bass light...Let me let it burn in some more I guess.
The listening level I've used for the comparison was between 10-11 o'clock, balanced. When I tried the Protector in S/E mode, it required more power to achieve a similar sound level. The keyword here is "balanced."
At no point would I characterize the Protector being bass light in balanced mode, not even fresh out of the box. The ALO RX, as I remember, had a somewhat similar sound signature to my TTVJ Slim, somewhat warmer, tube-like. That's vastly different when compared against the Protector.
Additional burn-in should help in any case, if I remember, Ray recommended a 200-hour cycle probably because of the balanced op-amp. The amount of detail and instrument separation I get from mine is amazing, but sometimes I prefer the TTVJ's sound signature, depending on the music.
Hope this helps.